- About Us EN


Lausanne Health + Hospitality Group is part of SciNex AG and was founded in 2005 in connection with the project for Dongtan Eco Medical City, Shanghai. This project, in cooperation with Royal Haskoning, Ove Arup und HOK, aimed at an innovative synthesis of Health and Hospitality functions.
Lausanne Health + Hospitality Group is a network of international specialists in the fields of health, process management, economics and hospitality.


Our motto is: „We bring the various subjects together“!
We are convinced that substantial additional potentials for added value and more quality are in reach. Untapped synergies between individual topics during the planning of complex buildings are a key factor in this. We unify individual and often isolated subjects with a focus “from inside out” in a holistic view. This is why we begin with a target definition on the base of a global process comprehension.

We aim to coordinate the specific client needs better within the individual planning steps. To do this we do not need to reinvent or fundamentally change the planning of complex buildings. We just supplement the planning process with our innovative planning tools.

Our integral planning approach saves time during conceptualisation and project realisation. It enables thus improvements in quality and operational results for our clients.


Prof.P.D.Dr.ing.habil. Tom Guthknecht


The team of Lausanne Health + Hospitality Group consists of specialists ranging from planning of complex buildings to economics, marketing and hospitality. Thus we can amalgamate the skills of the team members with the specific projects.

Furthermore Lausanne Health + Hospitality collaborates with a range of network partners locally and abroad.

Prof.P.D.Dr.ing.habil. Tom Guthknecht
  • Director LH2 | SciNex AG.
  • Architect, PhD University Stuttgart.
  • post-doc research at ETH Zürich.
  • HES-Professor, 5 years EHL,
    currently Lecturer ETH Zürich.
  • 30 years planning experience.
  • Planning health & hospitality buildings.
  • Experience in acute care and OT-care.

Prof.em.MBA.MA. Macy Marvel
  • 20 years professor at the Ecole Hotelère de Lausanne.
  • MBA University of Toronto.
  • M.A. London School of Economics.
  • 8 years financial analyst private banks, GVA.
  • Auditor in the Geneva Office of PWC
  • current: journalist and consultant.

Prof.MBA.MA. Alain Najar
  • 30 years professor at the Ecole Hotelère de Lausanne.
  • MBA Business School Lausanne.
  • Longterm experience in various hotel companies.
  • Specialist in F&B and customer experience.
  • Consultant for hospitality projects.

Prof.em. Roland Baumann
  • 5 years professor at the Ecole Hotelère de Lausanne.
  • Specialist in hotel managment around the world.
  • Specialist in hotel commisioning, with manangement of around 50 openings of hotels and restaurants.
  • Hotel director at leading Swiss hotels.
  • Consultant for hospitality projects.

Prof. MBA. Stephan Wirtz
  • 8 years professor at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.
  • MBA INSEAD, Paris.
  • MBA London School of Economics
  • currently professor at various universities.
  • Consulting experience in China.
  • Consultant for marketing

Matthias Ferdinand Döring
  • B.A. Fotojournalism, University Hannover
  • State-certified nurse
  • Practice manager in an internal medicine and emergency medicine surgery, Zurich
  • IT-Specialist / IT-Management